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  • December 31, 2016 - RIP - We lost a lot of people in 2016

    2016 Celebrity Deaths
    Graphic source: transalpino ‏@transalpino 13h13 hours ago Farewell 2016 #georgemichael #MuhammadAli #DavidBowie #peteburns #lemmy #StatusQuo
    Fisher Reynolds deaths
    Graphic source: NY Times Movie Updates 12/30/2016

    Eonline.com's 2016 Celebrity Deaths Slideshow

  • December 31, 2016 - Google - 2016

  • December 30, 2016 - Google - Year in Search 2010~2015

  • December 29, 2016 - 2011 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve in Sarajevo;Jingle Bells Techno - Synchronized Christmas Light Show to Music

  • December 28, 2016 - Shake up Christmas (Train); Last Christmas (Wham)

    The Best Holiday Videos Ever! Yahoo.com

  • December 27, 2016 - The USAF Band Holiday Flash Mob at the National Air and Space Museum 2013; Wonderful Christmas Time (Paul McCartney)

  • December 26, 2016 - The First Noel (Bing Crosby); Happy Xmas (War is over) [John and Yoko Ono]; Mistetoe (Justin Bieber); All I Want For Christmas is You (Mariah Carey)

  • December 25, 2016 - The Digital Story of the Nativity; Social Network Christmas; Band AID 2014 & 1984; Mary's Boy Child (Boney M); Thank God It's Christmas (Queen); Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin' Stevens); God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Pentatonix)


    Band Aid 30


    Band Aid 1984

  • December 24, 2016 - Queen with David Bowie - Under Pressure (Christmas version) (RIP, David Bowie, 1947 - 2016); I Believe in Father Christmas (RIP, Greg Lake, 1947 - 2016); Snoopy's Christmas vs. Red Baron (The Royal Guardsmen); Christmas Canon (TSO)

  • December 24, 2016 - Holdman Christmas Lights 2010 - Complete Show; Mannheim Steamroller & Trans Siberian Orchestra - A YouTube Christmas; Carol of the Bells - (Pentatonix); Little Drummer Boy (Pentatonix)

  • December 23, 2016 - Best of Star Wars Music Christmas Lights Show 2014 - Featured on Great Christmas Light Fight!; Star Wars (Uptown Funk) - Christmas Lights

  • December 22, 2016 - 6 BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS EVER!!!; WOW Mind Blowing New Light Show 2016 - Full Aerial Sync Wizards In Winter (The Prestons)

  • December 21, 2016 - Little Drummer Boy (Boney M); 2016 Johnson Family Dubstep EDM Christmas Light Show

  • December 20, 2016 - Christmas Lights (Coldplay) & Lily and the Snowman

  • December 19, 2016 - Vintage '90s tech you'll never see again

    Vintage '90s tech you'll never see again 11/2016

  • December 16, 2016 - Mars Nightglow

  • December 15, 2016 - NASA - Temperatures to September 2016

    September 2016
    Graphic source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2016/10/18/nasa-analysis-finds-warmest-september-on-record-by-narrow-margin/
  • December 14, 2016 - NASA - Hottest Year Ever? 2016 Burns Through Heat Records, NASA Says

  • December 13, 2016 - Chronic Diseases of Lifestyles

    Chronic Disease shared risk factors
    Graphic source: http://www.mrc.ac.za/chronic/schematic.htm

  • December 12, 2016 - Modifiable Shared Risk Factors of Noncommunicable Diseases

    Chronic Disease shared risk 
factors
    Graphic source: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1/s526x296/62024_790791397602409_1979226964_n.jpg
  • December 9, 2016 - Did You Eat Healthy Yesterday? (Gallup 2016)

    Did you eat healthy yesterday
    Graphic created from: http://www.well-beingindex.com/in-u.s.-smoking-dips-but-fewer-eating-healthy-since-09
  • December 8, 2016 - Your Flu Risk May Be Determined by the Year You Were Born (Gallup 2016)

    Birth Year Flu Risk
    Graphic source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/10/health/flu-risk-birth-year/

    For more information, see Your flu risk may be linked to the year you were born 11/2016

  • December 7, 2016 - Global Diabetes & Premature Death, 2013

    Diabetes and Premature Death
    Maph source: http://media.peakprosperity.com/images/chs-health-8.jpg
  • December 6, 2016 - The Two Epidemics

    Obesity and Diabetes
    Graphic source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2842212/Obesity-costs-global-economy-war-terrorism-totalling-2TRILLION-year.html
  • December 5, 2016 - Walker Demographics

    Walkers
    Graphic source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/Percentage_of_adults_who_walk_for_physical_activity_in_the_US.png

    For more information, see Get Smart About Antibiotics Week and Antibiotic Resistance

  • December 2, 2016 - Strive for 300 minutes/week to maintain weight loss

    The more exercise, the better!
    Graphic source: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/754196_transcript
    "This is a study from Dr. Jakicic in which he compared different levels of activity--from < 150, 150 to 250, 250 to 300, and > 300 minutes per week--and it's the 300-minute group down here that were able to maintain their weight loss the best. So it's a substantial amount of exercise. That's about 40 minutes a day of brisk walking for people, so it takes a good bit of time to do it, but from the health benefits, it's clearly worthwhile." Citation source: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/754196_transcript

    For more information, see Fitness

  • December 1, 2016 - World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day. December 1.

  • November 30, 2016 - November 30th is Remembrance Day for Lost Species

    REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR LOST SPECIES
    Graphic source: http://www.lostspeciesday.org/

    For more information, see Remembrance Day for Lost Species

  • November 30, 2016 - November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month

    COPD Month
    Graphic source: http://www.quickmedical.com/images/blog/COPD-in-the-us-large.jpg

    For more information, see Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • November 29, 2016 - November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month

    COPD Month
    Graphic source: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/copd/

    For more information, see COPD

  • November 28, 2016 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Lung Cancer
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/basic_info/infographic.htm
  • November 24, 2016 - Happy Thanksgiving

    Gozzi Turkeys 2012
    Photo: BCJung, Gozzi Farm Turkeys, CT (11/16/12)
    Gratitude
    Graphic source: http://comments.funmunch.com/gratitude-quotes-1.html
    Gratitude
    Graphic source: http://inspirationboost.com/category/all-quotes/attitude-quotes/page/2
  • November 23, 2016 - Thanksgiving is Family Health History Day

    Family Health History Day
    Graphic source: http://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/family-health-history-day.png

    You can create your family health portrait record, for free, at: My Family Health Portrait Site

    For step-by-step instructions, see Family Health Portrait The more you know about your family's health history, the better you can take care of yourself and your kids!

  • November 22, 2016 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/62/96/a5/6296a57f960e915c01fe1aa1ff2c5b75.jpg
    Lung Cancer stats
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/shareable_graphics.htm

    For more information see Lung Cancer Awareness

  • November 21, 2016 - Public Health Thank You Day

    2016 Public Health Thank You Day
    Graphic source: http://www.researchamerica.org/phtyd

    Gratitude is always a good thing because it helps us to keep Life in perspective. We take so many things for granted that we don't appreciate what we have until we don't have it anymore.

    I like Research!America's annual "Public Health Thank You Day" because it puts what is my greatest love, Public Health, on the forefront, even if it's just for one day a year.

    Here's a great video that shows the scope of Public Health.

    A re-posting of my 2009 blog entry: Here are some of things we can be thankful for, with many thanks to all the Public Health Professionals, at all levels of practice, who have dedicated their careers to protecting the Public's Health in a variety of ways...

    • Waking up this morning from clean bedding that is not contaminated by pathogens;
    • Using a bathroom so human waste is disposed of properly;
    • Being able to drink water from the faucet without getting some disease;
    • Being able to eat breakfast without getting some disease;
    • Dropping off your kids in schools knowing they won't get sick because everyone got their immunizations;
    • Driving to work and not being exposed to harmful emissions from motor vehicles;
    • Going to work and spending the day in an environment that won't make you sick;
    • Going to lunch and eating in a restaurant that's been inspected;
    • Going for a walk and not being exposed to second-hand smoke or rotting garbage;
    • Getting a haircut and knowing those cutting your hair have been licensed;
    • Going to see health care professionals and knowing they are competent because they are licensed to practice;
    • Going to any health care facility and knowing they are licensed;
    • Going to bed and feeling safe because disaster preparedness exists at every level of government.
  • November 20, 2016 - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

    World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims
    Graphic source: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/

    For more information, see World Day of Remembrance

  • November 18, 2016 - Exercise Reduces Mortality, 2015

    Exercise & mortality
    Graphic source: http://dceg.cancer.gov/PublishedContent/Images/news-events/research-news-highlights/2015/LeisureTimeInfographic_ORIG_large_web.jpg
  • November 17, 2016 - Great American Smokeout

    2016 Great American Smokeout
    Graphic source: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acspc-048514.jpg

    For more information, see Smoking Cessation

  • November 16, 2016 - How Many Americans Exercise Regularly?

    Percent of people who exercise
    Graphic source: http://www.well-beingindex.com/in-u.s.-smoking-dips-but-fewer-eating-healthy-since-09

  • November 15, 2016 - Antibiotic Resistance

    Antibiotic Resistance Mechanism
    Graphic source:http://www.popsci.com/another-nail-in-antibiotic-coffin
  • November 14, 2016 - Get Smart Week is November 14-20

    Get Smart Week
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/week/index.html

    November 14, 2016 - Biggest Supermoon since 1948!

    November 12, 2016 - World Pneumonia Day — November 12, 2016

    November 12 is World Pneumonia Day
    Graphic source: http://lokmankarki.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/wpd072.jpg
    November 12 is World Pneumonia Day
    Graphic source: http://amediaagency.com/app/uploads/2015/11/Poster.png

  • November 11, 2016 - Veterans Day, 2016

    Veteran's Days
    Graphic source: http://www.appsforpcplanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/veterans-day-main.jpg
    Veterans Day - thanks
    Graphic source: http://www.veteransday2016.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/what-is-veterans-day.jpg
  • November 10, 2016 - Physical Activity and Life Expectancy

    NIH - Physical Activity Increases Your Life Span
    Graphic source: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2012/nci-06.htm

    This bar graph displays the years of life gained when participants met various percentages of HHS guidelines for physical activity. 50% = 1.8 years. 100% = 3.4 years. 200% = 4.2 years. 300% = 4.5 years.

    According to November 2012's "NIH study finds leisure-time physical activity extends life expectancy as much as 4.5 years"

    • "Leisure-time physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy, even at relatively low levels of activity and regardless of body weight, according to a study by a team of researchers led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study, which found that people who engaged in leisure-time physical activity had life expectancy gains of as much as 4.5 years.
    • "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...recommends that adults ages 18 to 64 engage in regular aerobic physical activity for 2.5 hours at moderate intensity ½ or 1.25 hours at vigorous intensity each week. Moderate activities are those during which a person could talk but not sing. Vigorous activities are those during which a person could say only a few words without stopping for breath.
    • After accounting for other factors that could affect life expectancy, the researchers found that life expectancy was 3.4 years longer for people who reported they got the recommend level of physical activity. People who reported leisure-time physical activity at twice the recommended level gained 4.2 years of life. In general, more physical activity corresponded to longer life expectancy."
    • The researchers even saw benefit at low levels of activity. For example, people who said they got half of the recommended amount of physical activity still added 1.8 years to their life.
    • "Our findings highlight the important contribution that leisure-time physical activity in adulthood can make to longevity." said study author Steven Moore, Ph.D., of NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, and lead author of the study. Regular exercise extended the lives in every group that we examined in our study normal weight, overweight, or obese.
    • The researchers found that the association between physical activity and life expectancy was similar between men and women, and blacks gained more years of life expectancy than whites. The relationship between life expectancy and physical activity was stronger among those with a history of cancer or heart disease than among people with no history of cancer or heart disease."
    • Citation source: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2012/nci-06.htm

  • November 9, 2016 - U.S. Diabetes Statistics, by County, 2008

    2008 Diabetes, by county
    Map source: http://www.blog.republicofmath.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/CDC_diabetes_USA_2008.jpg
  • November 8, 2016 - It's Election Day!

    Election day
    Graphic source: E-miles
    Vote!
    Graphic source: http://www.alsberry.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/vote2.jpg
    Susan B. Anthony
    Graphic source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/08/politics/susan-b-anthony-gravesite-voting-stickers-irpt/

  • November 7, 2016 - Drowsy Driving Statistics

    Drowsing driving stats
    Graphic source: https://www.aaafoundation.org/sites/default/files/AAAFoundation-DrowsyDriving-Nov2014.pdf

    See Prevalence of Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Drowsy Drivers, United States, 2009 – 2013

  • November 6, 2016 - Drowsy Driving Prevention Week — November 6–13, 2016

    Drowsy Driving
    Graphic source: http://divinelifestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Drowsy-Driving-How-do-you-know.jpg

    For more information, see Drowsy Driving Prevention Week — November 6–13, 2016

  • November 6, 2016 - Daylight Savings Time Ends, Fall Back Today

    Daylight Savings Time Ends
    Graphic source: https://mgtvwjtv.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/daylight-saving-time.jpg
  • November 4, 2016 - Global Diabetes Prevalence, 1980 & 2014

    Global Diabetes
    Map source: https://d28wbuch0jlv7v.cloudfront.net/images/infografik/normal/chartoftheday_4617_the_unrelenting_global_march_of_diabetes_n.jpg
  • November 3, 2016 - What Kinds of Wellness Programs Do Employees Participate in?

    Wellness participation
    Graphic source: https://www.ebri.org/pdf/briefspdf/EBRI_IB_421.Dec15.CEHCS.pdf
  • November 2, 2016 - Would you drink soda if it had a health warning label

    Soda Label
    Graphic source:http://preventobesity.net/Inside-Track-September-8-16-a
  • November 1, 2015 - November is National Diabetes Month

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://www.mrchouston.com/wp-content/uploads /2014/11/National-Diabetes-Month.jpg
    CDC Diabetes stats
    Graphic source: https://www.ohio.edu/diabetes/images/Diabetes-info.jpg

    For more information, see Diabetes Resources on the Internet

  • October 31, 2016 - Michael Jackson's Thriller

  • October 29, 2016 - October 29th is World Stroke Day

    World Stroke day
    Graphic source: http://nutrition-alert.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/SPOTASTROKE-1024x511.png
  • October 28, 2016 - October is Health Literacy Month

    Populations with Below Basic Health Literacy

    Below Basic Health Literacy
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/findtraining/onlinecourse.html

    Below Basic Level Definition: Adults at the below basic level have only the most elementary literacy skills. These skills range from being non- literate in English to being able to locate easily identifiable information in short, commonplace prose text. An adult at the below basic literacy level might be able to locate and circle the date of a medical appointment on a hospital appointment slip. (Source: http://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/findtraining/onlinecourse.html)

  • October 27, 2016 - Where Are We Getting Our Calories From

    Calorie Breakdown
    Graphic source:http://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america
  • October 26, 2016 - Effect of Body Weight and Physical Activity on Life Expectancy


    Graphic source: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2012/nci-06.htm
    This bar graph displays years of life loss at various body weights and levels of activity (met guidelines, 50 of guidelines, and inactive). For normal weight, the years lost by activity level were 0, 2.4 and 4.7. For overweight, 0. 1.8 and 3.9. For Obese Level 1 (BMI under 35), 1.6, 3.2, and 5. For Obese Level 2 (BMI over 35), 4.5, 6.2, 7.2.

    According to November 2012's "NIH study finds leisure-time physical activity extends life expectancy as much as 4.5 years"

    • "The researchers also examined how life expectancy changed with the combination of both activity and obesity. Obesity was associated with a shorter life expectancy, but physical activity helped to mitigate some of the harm. People who were obese and inactive had a life expectancy that was between five to seven years shorter (depending on their level of obesity) than people who were normal weight and moderately active."
    • Citation source: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2012/nci-06.htm

  • October 25, 2016 - Football Players Are Getting Bigger!

    Football Player Size
    Graphic source: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/14/6951261/sports-maps-charts

    October 24, 2016 - October is ADHD Awareness Month

    ADHD Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/features/adhdawarenessweek/index.html

    For more information, see Learn More About ADHD and ADHD

  • October 21, 2016 - Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth

    Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth
    Graphic source: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/midcourse/
  • October 20, 2016 - Physical Activity Level of American Youth, by Gender and Weight, 2012

    Children activity level
    Graphic source:http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/images/databriefs/101-150/db141_fig4.png
  • October 19, 2016 - U.S. Inactivity, 2014

    80% Americans Inactive
    Graphic source: http://www.phitamerica.org/Page1137.aspx
  • October 18, 2016 - October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

    Protect your hearing month
    Graphic source: http://swfhealthandwellness.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/October-is-National-Protect-Your-Hearing-Month.jpg

    For more information, see National Protect Your Hearing Month — October 2016 and Hearing

  • October 17, 2016 - October 17 - 21 is National Health Education Week

    https://www.sophe.org/NHEW_IconLogo.jpg
  • October 16, 2016 - International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW): October 16-22, 2016

    International Infection Prevention Week
    Graphic source: http://professionals.site.apic.org/files/2016/01/IIPW_Web-largescroll_max_Twitter-banner_2016-dates.jpg
  • October 15, 2016 - October 15th is Global Handwashing Day

    Global Handwashing Day
    Graphic source: http://snappa.static.pressassociation.io/assets/2015/10/14170829/1444838908-39f3320c3819fc3925878d79cf208eeb-1366x948.jpg
  • October 15, 2016 - October 15th is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

    National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nlaad.html
    National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nlaad.html

    For more information, see National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

  • October 14, 2016 - October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

    For more information, see Bullying

  • October 13, 2016 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    For more information, see Breast Cancer

  • October 12, 2016 - October is SIDS Awareness Month

    For more information, see Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) CDC.gov and About SUID (sudden unexpected infant deaths) and SIDS

  • October 11, 2016 - FEMA's Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) [9/2015]

  • October 10, 2016 - October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October is Cybersecurity Month
    Graphic source: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/national-cyber-security-awareness-month-2016

    See National Cyber Security Awareness Month - Cyber Security is Everyone's Responsibility for what you can do to remain secure in an increasingly connected world.

  • October 7, 2016 - U.S. Inactivity, 2007-2014

    US Inactivity
    Graphic source: http://www.phitamerica.org/Page1137.aspx
  • October 6, 2016 - U.S.Childhood Inactivity, 2007-2014

    Childhood Inactivity
    Graphic source: http://www.phitamerica.org/Page1137.aspx
  • October 5, 2016 - U.S. Physical Inactivity Statistics, by County, 2009

    US Physical Inactivity Statistics - County level data
    Graphic source: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_STRS2/NationalDiabetesPrevalenceEstimates.aspx?mode=OBS
  • October 4, 2016 - Obesity & Comorbidities

    Obesity and comorbidities
    Graphic source: https://meps.ahrq.gov/data_files/publications/st364/sb364f8.GIF
  • October 3, 2016 - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    Graphic source: USA.gov 10/9/2015 E-mail

    For more information, see Domestic Violence Resources

  • October 2, 2016 - October 2-8, 2016 is Mental Illness Awareness Week

    Mental Illness Awareness Week
    Graphic source: http://i2.wp.com/img1.dzmind.com/images/mental-illness-awareness-week.png
  • October 1, 2016 - October 1, 2016 is International Day of Older Persons

    Combat Ageism
    Graphic source: http://who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/discrimination-ageing-youth/en/
  • September 30, 2016 - Supermoon Total Eclipse

    "Supermoon eclipses are so rare they have happened just five times since 1900. The last one was in 1982 and if you miss the one on Sunday, Sept. 27, you'll have to wait for the next one which won't happen until 2033. (Video courtesy of NASA) (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=7&v=s90PJHnftwc)

  • September 29, 2016 - Calbuco Chile

  • September 28, 2016 - Prevalence of Self-Reported Obesity Among Hispanic Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2013-2015

    2015 US Obesity among Hispanics
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html
  • September 27, 2016 - National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — September 27, 2016

    Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States for the Most-Affected Subpopulations, 2010
    HIV Affected populations
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/msm/index.html

    For more information, see HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men CDC.gov

  • September 26, 2016 - Prevalence of Self-Reported Obesity Among Non-Hispanic Black Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2013-2015

    2015 US Obesity among Blacks
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html
  • September 23, 2016 - Prevalence of Self-Reported Obesity Among Non-Hispanic White Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2013-2015

    2015 US Obesity among Whites
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html
  • September 22, 2016 - Prevalence¶ of Self-Reported Obesity Among U.S. Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2015

    2015 US Obesity
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html
  • September 21, 2016 - US Obesity State Map, by Race, 2014

    2014 Obesity, by race
    Notes
    — Figures for white and black populations do not include Hispanics.
    — Insufficient data to calculate prevalence rates for black residents of Idaho and Montana.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR
    Graphic created by BC Jung from graphics at http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/23/442801737/obesity-maps-put-racial-differences-on-stark-display
  • September 20, 2016 - U.S. Obesity Statistics, by County, 2009

    2009 Obesity, by county
    Map source: http://blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea/files/2013/04/obesity-by-county.jpg
  • September 19, 2016 - September 19 - 25 is Pollution Prevention Week

    Waste Management
    Graphic source: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/styles/large/public/2015-04/p2hierarchy_0.jpg?itok=_z0Ys3Y1
  • September 19, 2016 - September 19 - 25 is National Opioid and Heroin Awareness Week

    Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week
    Graphic source: https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com/heroin-week
  • September 16, 2016 - US Obesity State Map, Over Time

    Obesity Over time
    Graphic source:http://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america
  • September 15, 2016 - U.S. Childhood Obesity, 2015

    Global Childhood Obesity
    Graphic source: http://www.phitamerica.org/AssetFactory.aspx?did=6033
  • September 14, 2016 - Global Effects of Obesity

    Global Obesity summary
    Infographic source: http://www.healthdata.org/infographic/obesity-and-overweight-increasing-worldwide
  • September 13, 2016 - WHO 2014 Male Obesity Statistics

    Male obesity
    Map source: http://www.businessinsider.com/world-health-organization-obesity-maps-2015-1
  • September 12, 2016 - Childhood Obesity is Associated with Many Poor Health Issues

    Medical problems of childhood obesity
    Graphic source: http://www.millenniumfamilypractice.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/content.jpg
  • September 11, 2016 - 15th Anniversary of 9/11/2001

    9/11
    Graphic source: http://www.serve.gov/?q=site-page/september-11th-national-day-service-and-remembrance

    9/11 remembered - http://www.elbeco.com/September_11.aspx
    9/11 we will never forget

    Let us never forget all the innocent lives that were lost on that fateful day, and once again thank all the brave civil servants who died in the line duty. Many thanks to Suzanvitti.org for these wonderful graphics.

    See 9/11 Commission Records of Archives.gov

  • September 10, 2016 - September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Health risks now and later. Join the conversation. Spread the word. Take action.
  • September 9, 2016 - September 9th is FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) Awareness Day

    FASD
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/features/fasd-awareness-day/index.html
  • September 8, 2016 - U.S. Overdose Death Trends

    Overdose Deaths
    Map graphic created by bcjung from: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/07/us/drug-overdose-deaths-in-the-us.html
  • September 7, 2016 - Trends in Drug-Related Deaths

    Trends in drug related deaths
    Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/new-dea-report-2015-11
  • September 6, 2016 - Drug Overdose Deaths

    Drug Overdose deathsSource: http://www.businessinsider.com/heroin-vs-opioid-overdose-statistics-2015-7
  • September 5, 2016 - September 5 - 11, 2016 is the 42nd National Suicide Prevention Week

    Suicide Prevention Week
    Graphic source: http://heartlandfamilyservice.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/600x300NatSuicidePreventinoWeek.jpg
    Suicide
    Graphic source: http://www.suicidology.org/resources/infographics/diagnosable-mental-disorder
    Suicide Facebook
    Graphic source: http://www.suicidology.org/resources/infographics/facebook

    For more information, see Suicide Prevention Resources

  • September 2, 2016 - Australian Sunset

  • September 1, 2016 - September is National Preparedness Month

    Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month

    Get Toolkit

  • August 31, 2016 - International Overdose Awareness Day

    Overdose Awareness Day
    Graphic source: http://interfaith-works.org/wp-content/uploads/InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay-Aug31-2016-hpSlider.png
  • August 30, 2016 - Cotopaxi Volcano, August 2015 Ecuador

  • August 29, 2016 - Cotopaxi Volcano, August 2015 Ecuador

  • August 26, 2016 - Our Fractal Brains

  • August 25, 2016 - www.bettycjung.net is now 17 Years Old!

    16 years and counting, thanks for visiting over the years!

    Happy 17th birthday!
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    It is hard to believe that it has been 16 years since I published the first webpages that turned into this Web site. Many thanks to the thousands of visitors who contributed millions of hits during the past 15 years, and for all the nice comments along the way. I will continue to strive to make this Web site a worthwhile place to spend your time and find credible public health and health information. Thank you so much!

  • August 24, 2016 - 10 Times The Olympic Games Weren't So Noble

  • August 23, 2016 - Top 10 Olympic LOL Moments

  • August 22, 2016 - NASA's 'AstrOlympics' Puts Athletes' Feats into Cosmic Perspective

  • August 19, 2016 - 10 Most Disturbing Deaths At The Olympic Games

  • August 18, 2016 - 10 Disturbing Scandals At The Olympic Games

  • August 17, 2016 - 34 Facts about Olympic History

  • August 16, 2016 - 10 Shocking Facts About The Rio Olympics

  • August 15, 2016 - Ektor Pan - Get Up Everybody! (Viva La Vida) [Olympic Games Rio 2016™ Theme] (audio)

  • August 12, 2016 - Katy Perry - Rise (NBC Olympics video)

  • August 11, 2016 - Shakira - Try Everything (Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games Theme Song)

  • August 10, 2016 - OLYMPIC OFFICIAL SONG RIO 2016 (GOLD FOR MY NATION)

  • August 9, 2016 - Ranking the 10 best (and worst) Olympics theme songs

    Ranking the 10 best (and worst) Olympics theme songs
  • August 8, 2016 - The City of Rio & the Olympics

  • August 5, 2016 - WHO 2014 Female Obesity Statistics

    Female obesity
    Map source: http://www.businessinsider.com/world-health-organization-obesity-maps-2015-1
  • August 4, 2016 - Global Overweight & Obesity Statistical Comparisons (2007)

    Global overweight
    Map source: http://www.kids-sports-activities.com/statistics-of-obesity.html
    Global obesity
    Map source: http://www.kids-sports-activities.com/statistics-of-obesity.html

  • August 3, 2016 - Global Obesity Statistics

    global obesity
    Map source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2920219/How-fat-country-nations-highest-obesity-rates-new-maps-surprise-you.html
  • August 2, 2016 - World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGs

    WHO Health Stats
    Now available. "The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. World Health Statistics 2016 focuses on the proposed health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. It represents an initial effort to bring together available data on SDG health and health-related indicators. In the current absence of official goal-level indicators, summary measures of health such as (healthy) life expectancy are used to provide a general assessment of the situation." (Source: http://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/2016/en/
  • August 1, 2016 - Global Social Burdens, 2012

    Global Social Burdens
    Graphic source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2842212/Obesity-costs-global-economy-war-terrorism-totalling-2TRILLION-year.html
  • July 29, 2016 - U.S. Regional Starbucks Preferences

    Calorie Breakdown
    Graphic source:http://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america
  • July 28, 2016 - July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

    World Hepatitis Day
    Graphic source: http://www.who.int/campaigns/hepatitis-day/2016/messages/en/
    World Hepatitis Day
    Graphic source: http://www.who.int/campaigns/hepatitis-day/2016/messages/en/
  • July 27, 2016 - U.S. High Fructose Corn Syrup Production (1967 - 2013)

    High Fructose Corn Syrup Production
    Graphic created by BCJung, with data from: http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-availability-(per-capita)-data-system
  • July 26, 2016 - Impact of Unhealthy Behaviors on Health

    Unhealthy Behaviors
    Graphic created by bcjung from: http://ahrsitefiles.s3.amazonaws.com/SiteFiles/PressReleases/Chartpack-%20SpotlightUnhealthyBehaviors-4-Apr-2016.pdf
  • July 25, 2016 - Zika Epidemic

    Zika Map
    Map source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Zika_phylogenetic_analysis_map.png
  • July 22, 2016 - Ebola Epidemic, as of 1/16/2016

    Ebola, as of 1/15/2016
    Map source: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/01/daily-chart-12
  • July 21, 2016 - GMO Food Labeling

    GMO Policy
    Graphic source:http://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america
    Enlarged Graphic
  • July 20, 2016 - 47th Anniversary - July 20, 1969

    Man on the Moon
    Graphic Source: http://justasmalltowngirlinabigcity.blogspot.com/ 2015_07_01_archive.html
    man on the moon stamp
    Graphic Source: http://nasa-appolo-11.blogspot.com/
  • July 19, 2016 - Climate Effects on Health

    Climate Change
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/effects/default.htm
  • July 18, 2016 - Global Cancer Hotspots

    Cancer Hotspots
    Graphic created by bcjung from: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/12/14/global-cancer-hotspots-burden-of-disease-is-shifting-to-developing-world/
  • July 15, 2016 - Why Environmental Health Matters

    Environmental Health
    Graphic source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/who-report-healthy-environments_us_56e829dfe4b065e2e3d74abf
  • July 14, 2016 - Women and Heart Disease

    Where Women are dying from heart disease
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/images/fs_women_heart.jpg
    Facts on Women and Heart Disease

    • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 292,188 women in 2009—that’s 1 in every 4 female deaths.
    • Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a "man's disease," around the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in the United States. Despite increases in awareness over the past decade, only 54% of women recognize that heart disease is their number 1 killer.
    • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African American and white women in the United States. Among Hispanic women, heart disease and cancer cause roughly the same number of deaths each year. For American Indian or Alaska Native and Asian or Pacific Islander women, heart disease is second only to cancer.
    • About 5.8% of all white women, 7.6% of black women, and 5.6% of Mexican American women have coronary heart disease.
    • Almost two-thirds (64%) of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms.4 Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease.
    • Citation source: http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_women_heart.htm
  • July 13, 2016 - Cardiovascular Mortality Trends

    CVD Trends
    Map source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heart-disease-death-rates-decline-geographic-shift/
  • July 12, 2016 - The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life
    Graphic source: http://rapidnewsnetwork.com/scientists-create-1st-tree-of-life-for-around-2-3-mn-species/184448/
  • July 11, 2016 - Leading Causes of Death in Females United States, 2011

    The CDC has been compiling leading causes of death in females almost annually since 1998.

    Overall, heart disease (22.9%) is the leading cause of death, followed by cancer (21.8%). This is not necessarily true for all women of color. Heart disease is only the leading cause of death for white and black females. Cancer is the leading cause of death for American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander and Hispanic females!

    While, overall, stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death for females, this is only true for African-American, Hispanic & Asian women, while it is the 7th cause of death for American Indian/Alaskan Native women, and the 4th for white women, following chronic lower respiratory disease, probably due to smoking.

    Such mortality data indicate the importance of looking at such disparities by race and ethnicity as it helps to identify areas that may be missed by just looking at the overall population. For example, tobacco cessation messages may need to target white women more, while encouraging cancer screening among women of color would help to reduce the greater cancer mortality among these women.

  • July 8, 2016 - A Timeline of CDC/ATSDR Contributions to Women's Health

    CDC timeline
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/women/contributions/index.htm

    See 2010s: CDC/ATSDR Contributions to Women’s Health

    Or, click on the graphic to go to A Timeline of CDC/ATSDR Contributions to Women's Health

  • July 7, 2016 - Women and Physical Activity, 2014

    Physical Activity demographics
    Graphic source: http://www.project.org/images/graphs/Activity.jpg
    Physical Activity, 2014
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/factsheets/factsheet_nhis_fig2.png 5
  • July 6, 2016 - Women and Added Sugar Consumption, 2005 -2010

    Sources of Added Sugar
    Graphic source: http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/8F0D/production/_88812663_2010623_sources_v2.gif
    Added Sugar Consumption, by Sex
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/images/databriefs/101-150/db122_fig01.png
  • July 5, 2016 - Women and Binge Drinking, 2013

    Women and Binge Drinking
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/images/map3-weighted-binge-drinking.png
    Girls and Binge Drinking
    Graphic source: http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Aging/2013/20130111-drinking-binge-by-women-by-age-1-2013.jpg
  • July 4, 2016 - Happy Birthday, America!

    HB America, eagle
    Graphic source: http://www.texasfred.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Happy-Birthday-America-600x407.jpg
    HB America
    Graphic source: http://www.usa4thofjuly.com/happy-birthday-america-pictures.html/happy-birthday-america-pictures-2
    Happy 4th of July
    Graphic source: http://finkorswim.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/statue.jpg
    animated fireworks
    Graphic source: http://www.popsci.com/fireworks-bring-exhileration-joyand-air-pollution

  • July 2, 2016 - '99 Percent Chance' 2016 Will Be Hottest Year

    2016 Hottest Years Ever
    Map source: http://www.livescience.com/54800-99-percent-chance-2016-will-be-hottest-year.html
  • July 1, 2016 - May 2016 - Planet's Hottest Month on Record (NASA)

    May 2016 Hottest Month Ever
    Map source: http://www.livescience.com/55073-may-hottest-month-nasa.html
  • January 1, 2016- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2016
    Graphic source: http://happynewyear2016imagesy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/happy-new-years-eve-2016-images.jpg
    France fireworks
    Graphic source: http://giphy.com/gifs/2013-happy-new-year-dgAH5jjyrvTa0
  • August 25, 2016 - www.bettycjung.net is now 17 Years Old!

    16 years and counting, thanks for visiting over the years!

    Happy 17th birthday!
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    It is hard to believe that it has been 16 years since I published the first webpages that turned into this Web site. Many thanks to the thousands of visitors who contributed millions of hits during the past 15 years, and for all the nice comments along the way. I will continue to strive to make this Web site a worthwhile place to spend your time and find credible public health and health information. Thank you so much!

  • October 17, 2014 - October is Health Literacy Month

    Health Literacy Month
    Graphic source: http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/
    Be a Health Literacy Hero! I am!

    For Health Literacy Month, the Healthliteracymonth.org is accepting stories from any person who or organization that addresses health literacy in their work. There is a listing of those who have submitted their stories.

    Read my story of how I am teaching my students to be saavy about the health information that is found outline!

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